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I want to try other distros , but want to keep xp and ubuntu. If I add annother distro , how will it affect the grub? Or is there annother loader out there?
    
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Grub will just be reinstalled when you install the new distro.
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Once I settle on a Distro I like, Is it a pain to remove the other Distros and repair the grub to load the one I keep and XP?
    
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Depends, is the distro that your going to remove the last one you installed. If Grub is running from the last distro you installed then I believe that will mess up GRUB. If not then you should be good and you'd just need to edit the grub configuration file to remove the distro's boot options of the one you removed.
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I'm still exploring Ubuntu and it is the first of the distros I have, But i don't think I'll stay with it. I tried Suse live CD and I waiting for it to DL to install and Fadora as well. Fadora looking as the one I'll porbally stick with. I just wad reading up on it and that might be the way I go. ( I purchased Linux for Dummies
8 books in 1 ) The only trouble I see is uninstalling the ones I don't want and getting my Lexmark printer to work.
    
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I'm still exploring Ubuntu and it is the first of the distros I have, But i don't think I'll stay with it. I tried Suse live CD and I waiting for it to DL to install and Fadora as well. Fadora looking as the one I'll porbally stick with. I just wad reading up on it and that might be the way I go. ( I purchased Linux for Dummies
8 books in 1 ) The only trouble I see is uninstalling the ones I don't want and getting my Lexmark printer to work.
Good luck with the Lexmark .
There are many partition editors for Linux out there. You basically just have to erase the partition with the old distros and resize it to accomodate whatever distro you keep.
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